Friday, September 16, 2011
Southern California Grocery Workers Pave Way For Strike
Eight months into contract negotiations, Southern California grocery workers issued a 72-hour notice Thursday night to cancel a contract extension and pave the way for a strike, said Rick Icaza, president of Grocery Workers Union Local 770.
A strike isn't guaranteed for workers at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons, but cancelling the contract removes the final barrier to a strike.
In separate statements Thursday, all three grocers said they were disappointed in the union's move and they will remain in active negotiations.